Category Archives: Book Marketing

Cover and Blurb Reveal for Neighborhood Watch (Mystery/Horror Novel)

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I’m happy to announce the official cover and blurb reveal for Neighborhood Watch. The book will be coming out in the next two weeks, right in time for Halloween and the season of fright. If you enjoyed “House for Sale” and “Living Alone,” the two suspenseful short stories that had readers asking me for a Continue Reading →

How To Get A Bookbub Promotion

How do you get a Bookbub promotion? If you’re looking for advice from someone who kept getting rejected by them, you’ve come to the right place. I started submitting to Bookbub about six months ago. I was met with rejection each time I applied, totaling about six or seven rejections. Finally, I got approved. So Continue Reading →

Black Hull (The Complete Novel) is Now Available Everywhere!

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I am so happy to finally announce the official release (the whole book edition) of Black Hull. As some of you know, the story has been serially published over the last six months. Many of you have been waiting patiently for a complete release though, and that’s what you can find now on Amazon, iTunes, Continue Reading →

How to Sell a Thousand eBooks

Here are the lessons I’ve learned from selling over a thousand eBooks since December of 2012. So I’ve crossed another self-set milestone, things which are very important to authors. This one—more than a thousand ebooks sold. As of this article, I’m probably closer to thirteen hundred ebooks sold, but I’m not recounting. What I will Continue Reading →

Indie Authors Find Readers On Goodreads

I am now convinced–indie authors find their readers on Goodreader. This site is amazing. I first learned about Goodreads from a technologically savvy coworker. He informed me that it was the social media for readers. I built a profile and used the site to add a bunch of books that I had read, thinking primarily Continue Reading →

Russell Blake, Author of Jet, Speaks Out

I have found a miraculous source of inspiration and indie author information that I have somehow neglected for the past six months of my publishing career. The place I’m talking about should be one of your new havens too: Kindle Boards Writer’s Cafe. When I first visited this place months ago, I never came back Continue Reading →

300 Indie Book Sales in a Month


So, about a half a year after deciding to try Amazon’s KDP program, I have been steadily increasing my book sales. I have also been steadily increasing the amount of digital shelf space I occupy (as suggested by one of the first indie authors whose blog I started to follow, Lindsay Buroker). I posted back Continue Reading →

A Bestseller Without Advertising: Elliott Kay’s Poor Man’s Flight

In my world, busy writing and promoting my scifi serial novel Black Hull, I happened across a successful scifi indie novel. Its author, Elliott Kay, was kind enough to answer some questions I had for him about the wild success his book Poor Man’s Flight has had. I was struck when I first looked at Continue Reading →

Use To Sell Your eBooks

Ads for Black Hull

I had never heard of Buyads up until a month ago when a fellow author named Mike Kraus e-mailed me. Now I’m selling more eBooks than I ever have before (don’t get too happy for me–the numbers are relative). Mind you, I’ve tried some other ways to advertise, and you can check my past blog Continue Reading →

Getting My First 100 eBook Sales Month

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As one plods forth into the uncertainty of a writing career, it is important to set milestones which can serve as markers along the way. Several weeks into January, I realized I was in the position to reach one such self-created milestone: a 100 eBook sales month. I will briefly chronicle the road leading up Continue Reading →